Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

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Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

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Sanath Jayasuriya was the player of the tournament when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code.

The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing body.

He is also charged with obstructing the investigation by “concealing, tampering with or destroying evidence”.

Jayasuriya, a former chair of the Sri Lanka selectors’ committee, is regarded as one of the greatest one-day players.

He has 14 days to respond to the charges.

More to follow.

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